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Approximately 35 million Christmas tree’s are sold in the United States every year.

25 days of Christmas: Tampa Edition

December 5, 2016

Living in Florida a white Christmas may not be very practical. However, there are many fun things to do around the Tampa area to help get in the Christmas season. Below are 25 ways to celebrate.

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December 1: Decorate Christmas Tree

December 2: Go Christmas caroling in your neighborhood 

December 3: Santa Fest and Holiday Parade in Curtis Hixon

December 4: Movie on the Lawn

Photo Credit: Haley Schumann (used with permission) The senior class worked hard to promote movie on the lawn in order to raise money for the senior class endowment.
Photo Credit: Haley Schumann (used with permission)
The senior class worked hard to promote movie on the lawn in order to raise money for the senior class endowment.

Sophomore Emily Abdoney said, “I am really excited for movie on the law. Elf is one of my favorite movies, and it is a fun way to get in the holiday spirit.”

December 5: Take a picture with Santa at International Mall

December 6: Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Curtis Hixon (everyone is asked to bring a teddy bear to donate to local Children in the hospital)

December 7: Make Christmas Cookies with family

December 8: Attend Academy Christmas Luncheon/ Christmas Concert

December 9: Go for a drive around looking at Christmas lights

“There is this one neighborhood near Howard that goes all out every year. They have lights that go to the tune of a Christmas radio station” said Zoe Cuva. 

Photo Credit: Julia Prince (Achona Online) S Boulevard Street off of Bayshore Boulevard is infamous for their extravagant christmas lights.
Photo Credit: Julia Prince (Achona Online)
S Boulevard Street off of Bayshore Boulevard is infamous for their extravagant christmas lights.

December 10: Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

December 11: Go Christmas Shopping with friends

December 12: Listen to Christmas music while studying for finals

December 13: Ice Skating in Curtis Hixon Park

Credit: Meredith Butler (used with permission) Senior Meredith Butler said "One of my favorite things about the Christmas season is going ice skating in Curtis Hixon."
Credit: Meredith Butler (used with permission)
Senior Meredith Butler said “One of my favorite things about the Christmas season is going ice skating in Curtis Hixon.”

December 14: Tampa Bay Ballet performance of the Nutcracker

December 15: Treat yourself to a peppermint chocolate chip milkshake from Chick-fil-a after your last exam 

December 16: Attend Academy’s Christmas Formal

December 17: Go to Christmas Town at Busch Gardens

December 18: Watch Holiday Light Boat Party at Channelside

December 19: Host an ugly sweater Christmas party

December 20: Get hot chocolate at Buddy Brew and visit the Christmas tree in Hyde Park

December 21: Go to Florida Aquarium’s Breakfast with Santa with family

December 22: Watch “It’s A Wonderful Life” at the Tampa Theater at 7:30

December 23: Volunteer at the Metropolitan Ministries Holiday food drive

December 24: Attend Christmas Eve Mass

December 25: Enjoy Christmas with your family

The most important part of Christmas season is to enjoy spending time with family and friends. Merry Christmas.

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